Please forgive the vanity, but this is the intro lick from my tune, 'Life's Too Short'. The key is to try and make it sound out of time, like you're getting ahead of yourself, if you play it perfectly quantised, it doesn't sound as exciting.
I call it a waterfall, as I don't know a better way to describe it. This cheeky lick is used by Tommy Emmanuel in his smashing version of Blue Moon. The right hand fingering isn't so important here, just make sure to hear the open strings bleeding over the other notes being played.
This is the class run that closes each section of the great Mere Travis tune, Cannonball Rag. This is a fairly tough riff, but it sounds great and also functions as an incredible exercise.
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I'm not sure if I came up with this progression or discovered it online, but it's definitely a good one! This is a very sad sounding open chord progression, designed for alternate picking. I recommend holding the chord shapes (as per the video) when picking through this progression. Enjoy...
This is the intro for a song I came up with called "Birth of Boyd"
Hip hop music tends to have some really nice clean/acoustic guitar parts and this is one of my favourites. When you play this, makes sure you hold the chord shapes (Aminor7th and B minor 7th) while you pick through the notes for added effect.
I learnt this riff many, many years ago and it still ranks as one of my favourites to play with a clean tone electric or on an acoustic.
This simple technique can add a lot of value to your solo playing. Similar to sweep picking, the rake technique requires uses a sweeping motion to pick through a series of notes. In the example I've tabbed below, I've "raked" through an a minor arpeggio and then added a few extra notes to connect to another part of a solo. The key t...
In the midst of a London heatwave I thought I'd record this cool riff from Dizzee Rascal. This version of "holiday" is what Guthrie Govan played at the Electric Proms a few years back.
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